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What Are The Best Practices for Consuming Edibles?


Consuming Edibles is a pretty interesting experience. First things first, you need to make sure that the edible has been made with Cannabis Oil derived from marijuana. Edibles are thought to be much stronger than inhaling cannabis because they go through your digestive system instead of your lungs. There THC turns into 11-hydroxy-THC which is more psychoactive and lasts longer. Also, many edibles have additional ingredients in them that must be metabolized by the liver before the effects can take place.

When it comes to choosing what method of consumption is best for you there are a few factors to consider. This includes the timing of eating the edible, how strong it’s dosage will be, and whether or not you have eaten recently. It’s recommended to start off with a low dosage and go up from there once you’ve figured out how it will affect you.

What Are The Best Practices for Consuming Edibles?

One of the most important things to know is that edibles take much longer than smoking to become effective so even if you don’t feel anything after an hour wait at least two hours before taking more. Another rule to follow when choosing what method of consumption is best for you is that the effects of orally consumed cannabis are stronger, last longer, and can be too strong or debilitating for some people.

The best practices around consuming edibles include:

Start with a low dosage to see how it affects you and before feeling uncomfortable effects like anxiety and panic attacks. Be mindful of the labels on the products, as well as the concentration of THC, and the THC/CBD ratio. Depending on the cannabis products you are using, it can be difficult to determine how much is what size dose. And always read the label! Don’t overdo it in your first time. A good rule of thumb is to keep track of your consumption and know when you’ve had enough. Start small, be mindful of your body and consume slowly. You don’t want to feel like you need to go on a walk or get some fresh air just because it’s the most comfortable decision at that moment. Slow down if you feel uncomfortable.

These are good practices in general when consuming cannabis products – whether they’re edibles or not.

You might also want to consider some of these additional tips:

  • Timing is everything. Consume your Cannabis in a time and place where you can be comfortable and have someone around whom you trust if needed. Don’t drive or operate heavy machinery after consuming edibles until you know how it will affect your body and brain. Consider the indirect effects of edibles. Edibles can have a more delayed psychoactive onset than other methods for consuming Cannabis. They may make you feel tired or anxious. This is because the cannabinoids are being processed by your body to be released slowly over time. This slow release rather than all at once like when inhaling Cannabis smoke.

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  • For this reason, you should know what it feels like to be high before you consume edibles. Then you will know whether that is what you want to feel or not. Use them as intended. Edibles should NOT be used on an empty stomach, especially if you are going out for the night after consumption. This can cause issues with your body being too high and overloaded with THC. Respect your tolerance level. If you are a novice with edibles, take it easy. Choose products that have low doses of THC to start and take it slow.
  • Remember that edibles should be eaten – not inhaled through smoking or vaporization. They can take up to an hour to kick in. That’s why we recommend starting small and waiting at least one hour to fully experience the effects before consuming more.
  • Always start with a low dosage when consuming edibles for the first time or if you are inexperienced. Remember that you can always consume more later, but you can’t undo an over-consumption once it’s happened! And lastly, be sure to read our tips on storing your cannabis.

Eating Edibles and Best Practices

The best practices around consuming edibles include: Start with a low dosage to see how it affects you and before feeling uncomfortable effects like anxiety and panic attacks. Be mindful of the labels on the products, as well as the concentration of THC, and the THC/CBD ratio. Depending on the cannabis products you are using, it can be difficult to determine how much is what size dose. And always read the label! Don’t overdo it in your first time.

A good rule of thumb is to keep track of your consumption and know when you’ve had enough. Start small, be mindful of your body and consume slowly. You don’t want to feel like you need to go on a walk or get some fresh air just because it’s the most comfortable decision at that moment. Slow down if you feel uncomfortable.

Consume Edibles with Care

These are good practices in general when consuming Cannabis products – whether they’re edibles or not. You might also want to consider some of these additional tips: Timing is everything. Consume your cannabis in a time and place where you can be comfortable and have someone around whom you trust if needed. Don’t drive or operate heavy machinery after consuming edibles until you know how it will affect your body and brain.

Consider the indirect effects of edibles. Edibles can have a more delayed psychoactive onset than other methods for consuming cannabis and may make you feel tired or anxious. This is because the cannabinoids are being processed by your body to be released slowly over time, rather than all at once like when inhaling cannabis smoke.

For this reason, you should know what it feels like to be high before you consume edibles and know whether that is what you want to feel or not. Use them as intended.



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Edibles are medicine that you can ingest rather than smoke or vaporize.

Edibles are an alternative way to consume marijuana without having to smoke it. One major benefit of consuming edibles is that they tend to be stronger and longer lasting than the effects derived from smoking marijuana (source). They can be made with cannabis butter or oil, which can be cooked with or infused into a variety of different foods. The effects from eating an edible are usually delayed when compared to smoking, but usually lasts much longer when compared to smoking. [In terms of strength, edibles tend to be 10-25% more potent than the same amount of marijuana when smoked per Miech et al. Edibles can be made at home or bought from dispensaries in the form of baked goods (i.e., brownies, cookies), beverages, or candy.

The potency and effects of an edible depend on how much is ingested as well as the person’s metabolism, body weight and food sensitivities (source). When ingesting edibles it is important to “start low and go slow,” which means people should be aware of their tolerance and eat a small amount, wait for the effects before eating more.

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